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La Bella Villa (2BR/2BA) Gorgeous, romantic, fun! Magnificent new pool!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

La Bella Villa is a unique, hand-crafted home made of island stone and masonry. It has a gorgeous view of Coral Bay and of beautiful Bordeaux Mountain. The house itself has all the character and warmth of a traditional Caribbean home, yet it is modern, well equipped, clean, and comfortable. Romantics will adore this picturesque and idyllic home and marvel at the architectural touches. And you will LOVE our magnificent new pool and pool deck!

The house faces Coral Bay: its 12 by 40 foot long covered porch lures you into sitting outside to read, watch the view, talk and simply enjoy comfortable outside living. Each room has a beautiful view and each bedroom is individually appointed with island art and touches. And you’ll love the magnificent mahogany shutters and doors (all fully screened, of course) all around the house.

Behind a Caribbean stone wall and next to the villa, La Bella Villa’s pool deck provides the perfect place for enjoying St. John’s sun and the views of Coral Bay and Bordeaux Mountain. The fresh water outdoor pool has ready access to a shower from the deck area as well as an entrance to the kitchen. With lounge chairs, a table and umbrella for reading by the pool, beach towels, and a nearby gas grill, you have all the comforts for an afternoon in the sun. We also provide beach chairs and a cooler for beach outings.

Opening from the pool deck, the kitchen is a brand new custom kitchen with a granite counter top. It is modern and fully equipped -- just installed in 2018.

The living room is furnished with traditional Caribbean furniture. With vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, tiled floors and Caribbean art, it has a relaxing and inviting interior. For your entertainment, a British Colonial-style armoire houses the entertainment center, including a nice collection of movies, CDs, and games for guests’ pleasure.

The beautiful mahogany doors open to the 500 square foot deck with a fabulous view of Coral Bay. The porch has a wooden table which seats 6 for relaxed, al fresco dining. A comfy sofa and wicker rocking chairs make the porch an outdoor living room, cooled by breezes from Coral Bay and by ceiling fans.

La Bella Villa sleeps 4 comfortably in its two bedrooms, and has a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the living room for up to 2 more. Both bedrooms are air conditioned, and the design of the house is such that with bedroom doors open, the living area also is air conditioned. However, you will rarely need to use the A/C.

The master bedroom features a romantic, British Colonial king-sized four-poster bed with luxurious linens, sconce lights above the bed, mahogany closets, a floor mirror, ceiling fans for a comfortable breeze to supplement (or replace) air conditioning, and views through jalousied/screened doors onto the porch and to Coral Bay itself. The master bath has a full, island style, walk-in tiled shower, footed sink, and comfortable privacy.

The second bedroom features a queen-sized bed as well as palm tree lamps on mahogany night stands. Overlooking the pool and with windows on three sides, this charming bedroom also features luxurious linens, Caribbean art, a ceiling fan for a cool breeze, and mahogany doors and window shutters. Ditto on the air conditioner!

After a day in the pool or at the beach, it is a short drive to one of the many fine or fun restaurants for which St. John is well known, including the famous Skinny Legs, Indigo Grill, Aqua Bistro, Wok on the Beach, and others right in Coral Bay. A 20-minute ride takes you to Cruz Bay which features numerous other great restaurants and more shopping.

Perhaps best of all is the great access to the popular, beautiful North Shore beaches and the opportunity to explore South Shore and East End beaches, which are less frequented.

A variety of birds frequent the immediate area which, depending upon the season, may include the largest hummingbirds you have ever seen, even parrots, and our popular native bird, the little but gorgeous bananaquit. Coral Bay, which is a little more funky and laid back than the Cruz Bay area of St. John, is also known for the island donkeys and goats that wander the streets and occasionally come near the villa. Our very own iguana family lives in the trees off the decks. And the night sounds of the tree frogs will lull you into a deep restful sleep.

Couples and families – adventurers, romantics, or those wanting just to relax -- will adore this picturesque and idyllic villa. We have a 5-day minimum stay.

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More Details

Owner
Sally or Franz Jaggar
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Sally or Franz Jaggar

Sitting at Sun Dog Cafe in Mongoose Junction, just enjoying St. John.

Sally or Franz Jaggar purchased this house in 2004

Why Sally or Franz Jaggar chose Upper Carolina

St. John is our dream destination. Despite California roots, we'll never move there because the water is cold and the ocean is...gray! When we saw this villa, we fell in love with it! And have never wavered in our delight with Bella Villa -- or St. John -- since!

What makes this house unique

La Bella Villa is heaven in the Caribbean. AND it has a fabulous outdoor shower complete with a fossilized fish. Who could ask for more?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Three of us returned to La Bella Villa as soon as we were able after the storms. The island was beautiful! We heard La Bella fared quite well, and were so happy it was even better than before with some recent upgrades! The new pool was perfect for lounging and a little swimming, especially for our 9yo. The larger deck is a perfect addition. The air conditioners in the bedrooms were a true luxury, too. The breezes through the house are perfect 98% of the time but on the rare night the wind dies down, the A/C was nice to have. The new kitchen is gorgeous too and enticed us to cook at home several nights. It was nice to see a few features were still the same -- such as the outdoor shower, the views, and the cleanliness of the property.

After staying there our last 8 times to St John, La Bella Villa is our little sample of paradise and an opportunity to truly relax when we're on vacation. Even though the island infrastructure was still being repaired, the WiFi was reliable and fast. We island-hopped on a charter for a little bit while in the VI's and were able to volunteer for a couple of days, but coming back to La Bella was always the best way to end the day.

La Bella is a few minutes' drive to the Smoothie stand (a daily treat) and just a few more minutes to Maho Bay (our favorite). Going the other way, it is a few minutes' drive to Skinny Legs (for rum punches ... almost daily).

And, best of all, we've already booked with the owners another trip next year...and we can't wait!
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Amenities

Upper Carolina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 -- the master bathroom -- has an indoor shower. Bathroom 2 has an outdoor shower!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) The king-sized bed in the master bedroom is of British-Colonial styling. It makes you feel very special!, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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La Bella Villa (2BR/2BA) Gorgeous, romantic, fun! Magnificent new pool!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 56 reviews
5

Private paradise with a breathtaking view!

  • 5 of 5

This was the PERFECT place for us during our visit to St. John. The pool is fantastic, the view will make you want to wake up and have a nice breakfast on the balcony. The outdoor shower quickly became our preferred shower— something about being outside with beautiful surroundings! Peaceful paradise! You won’t be disappointed! Bring Deet 100 though! It’s the ONLY THING that’ll keep the No-see-ums from making you an itchy mess! They don’t bother the locals but they LOVE visitors:-). We highly recommend La Bella Villa and can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to share La Bella Villa with new guests! St John -- and La Bella Villa -- are both special places.
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5

Spectacular views, breezes, and villa!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful villa and the renovations that have been done there recently. The new pool and pool deck are "to die for." The new kitchen is far better than ours at home. And the fact that the villa is newly air conditioned with glass-paneled doors means that you are always comfortable and yet always have beautiful views. St John itself is coming back strong after the terrible hurricanes, but the spirit of community and caring is alive and well. It was a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

nice villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and views. Sally was very pleasant to deal with. The road is close by so there was a lot of traffic noise in the mornings but not during sleeping hours. Very convenient location. Overall, a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so delighted to have these wonderful folks stay at La Bella Villa. St John is still recovering from the two hurricanes last September, and that means some extra noise from construction trucks and a few other temporary inconveniences. But it is great guests like these (patient, caring) folks who make it all worthwhile!
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5

Great space

  • 5 of 5

All the amazing things others have to say about the view, the outdoor seating, the outdoor shower and the house itself - agreed. It's pretty cool, and we (hubby, 10 year-old son and me) all enjoyed it a lot. Had all we needed and the view, deck and outdoor shower were heavenly. Beds were comfy. Not too far from some great snorkeling or into Coral Bay for restaurants and groceries.

A few things that would have been good for me (personally) to understand ahead of time:

- We were there during some pretty hot weather, and the overhead fans in all the rooms kept it quite comfortable.

- There are no glass windows in the house - just good screens on all windows and doors, and then these lovely wooden shutters with louvers that you can open or close to help control the breezes. Because there are no glass windows, you can really hear the insects at night - very cool, but a little loud for me the the first few nights. I adjusted to it and eventually enjoyed it.

- Driving: I know, I know - everyone comments on this. It's not just that St. John's is hilly and windy (more so than St. Thomas), it's that it's ALL hilly and windy - no breaks. Plus you're driving on the left in an unfamiliar car (so your front seat passenger has a better view of the road than you), lots of blind corners and the occasional donkey, cow, goat and human to watch out for. Add to that some grades of over 20% with hairpin turns, and it's either your idea of fun or a nightmare. I enjoyed it (mostly) and only bottomed out our nissan sentra 3 times. In hindsight, I would have paid the bit extra for a suzuki - smaller than a jeep for the narrow roads, and more clearance than a sedan. (We rented from Budget at the airport in St. Thomas - they let you go to St. John's with your car.) The driveway to the house is quite steep, but most of them are - even just getting in and out of the grocery store parking lot in Cruz Bay can be bottom-out-worthy.

- Beaches: If you want to go to some of the more popular beaches along the northshore, go early. We went to Trunk Bay on a Friday and got there at 10am. We got the absolute last parking space - there just aren't that many.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that these guests got to truly enjoy St John, and that La Bella Villa was their jumping off place for adventures. We loved that the insects (actually, they are tiny tree frogs) kept them awake -- but until we put a fence around the villa, we used to have wild donkeys that came up to the villa at night. And they did NOT make sweet night sounds! Thanks for the kind words, and please come back soon. We'd love to have you stay with us any time! You all were THE best!
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5

Amazing Vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

On March 7 to 14, we decided to take our vacation to the next level and took our trip to St. John, Virgin island. In our arrival at La bella Villa. This house was located on coral bay with beautiful view looking down the beautiful water. it was quite place and well equip with every thing such as swimming pool, television, full kitchen and an outdoor shower. The house was build with a beautiful stone and Mahogany wood. it has an amazing view with the outdoor shower looking at the beautiful stars in the evening while taken a shower. La bella Villa is just a few minutes from the beaches and shopping center. The house is surrounded with natural beauty and natural breeze of the ocean. it is very clean and well organize inside and out. it is a place worth staying gain. Thanks to Sally and Mr. Franz for having such a beautiful vacation home.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

On March 7 to 14, we decided to take our vacation to the next level and took our trip to St. John, Virgin island. In our arrival at La bella Villa. This house was located on coral bay with beautiful view looking down the beautiful water. it was quite place and well equip with very thing such as swimming pool, television, full kitchen and an outdoor shower. The house was build with a beautiful stone and Mahogany wood. it has an amazing view with the outdoor shower looking at the beautiful stars in the evening while taken a shower. La bella Villa is just a few minutes from the beaches and shopping center. The house is surrounded with natural beauty and natural breeze of the ocean. it is very clean and well organize inside and out. it is a place worth staying gain. Thanks to Sally and Mr. Franz for having such a beautiful vacation home.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
on St Thomas, with a ferry to St. John
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Skinny Legs, Aqua Bistro, Shipwreck Landing
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
from Cruz Bay, to St Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Donkey Diner, Skinny's, Sweet Plantains
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
South to Salt Pond Bay; North Shore beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
La Bella Villa
Nearest Point of Interest
Skinny Legs
Nearest Point of Interest
Cocolobo Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Salt Pond Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Lameshur Bay
Car: necessary

La Bella Villa is just off Centerline Road in a little neighborhood of 7 houses, most of which are inhabited by year-round residents. Bella Villa is itself up a slight hill so it has an unobstructed view both of magnificent Coral Bay and also, toward the west, of Bordeaux Mountain. This placement accounts for the privacy, nearly constant breezes, magnificent views and easy access to Coral Bay, which is less than a mile further down the road. Watching the sun and shadows on Coral Bay and the changing shadows on Bordeaux gives guests a great sense of peace and perspective. The views are to die for!

La Bella Villa is about 2 minutes from Skinny Legs!

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Parasailing, Miniature Golf, Shelling

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

There is no cleaning cost if you stay 8 days or less.
If you stay 9 days or more, we require that the villa be cleaned (changing sheets, replacing towels, bathrooms, etc.); the cost of that cleaning is $125.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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